Roovers Brothers Madame Zita fortune teller sells in Las Vegas

A Roovers Brothers Madame Zita fortune teller machine was the star lot of a sale of coin op machines and advertising at Morphy Auctions.

Madame Zita Morphy
The Madame Zita fortune teller is one of few surviving originals

It realised $175,000 in the January 30-31 sale in Las Vegas.

The machine was produced between 1895 and 1905 and is one of only a handful of surviving original specimens.

It's among the most desirable electric tellers from the golden age of automated machines. At the turn of a handle the teller, a gypsy styled figure, reaches for a card and drops it into the chute for the customer.

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